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Page 2 - the signs of the decline of modern civilization 
2nd-Jan-2011 09:26 am
Things I just don't understand and have trouble even tolerating some days:

1. Tanning on purpose.
I don't get the idea that cooked human flesh is sexier than normal skin tone. It increases the risk for skin cancer, it promotes wrinkles and dehydration, and it just seems like a colossal waste of time spent just laying there.

Now, tanning because you're outside doing things and the sun is shining, that's different. I'm still not convinced that sun scorched skin is prettier and I know for a fact it does not make you look healthier...that's all in your own head.

2. Reality TV.
Maybe it's because I never watched soap operas either that I can't understand the appeal. I can sort of understand the shows where something is made and you can learn techniques, or find out about things you can't anywhere else. But I adhere to the notion that if it's on TV, it is always scripted to some degree. It's controlled reality for ratings.

I also have this issue that watching other people behave badly is a waste of time and brain cells. Honestly, I would much rather be the person behaving badly than watching someone else do it.

I hate the feeling that I've wasted time. Watching shows that don't teach me something of value or make me feel good or inspired feels like time lost forever. It's why I knit or draw or work on making something while I watch TV. Something has been accomplished even if it's just practice.

The older I get, the more I want to pack into each day. I want to read and learn and do. I'm through just watching. I want to be the interesting one, not just observe those that are.
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